Yes you can! Yes you have! Yes you are!

Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:57

10 Sep 2002, 19:59 #11

Did you know that nicotine somehow doubles the rate by which the human body eliminates caffeine from the bloodstream? It's true! Research has found that when caffeine users (caffeine is found in coffee, cola, tea and chocolate) quit smoking without reducing their caffeine intake that their blood caffeine levels double to 203% of their normal pre-quitting baseline, when measured at three weeks.

Although most who stop using nicotine can handle a doubling of the amount of caffeine in their bloodstream without experiencing additional anxiety and jitters some can't. For big daily caffeine users anxiety levels can skyrocket as the caffeine in their blood reaches almost toxic levels.

None of us need give up our coffee, cola, tea or chocolate but if you feel like you're climbing the walls, anxious or you're having trouble sleeping, you may need to reduce your intake a bit. For those who think that their coffee won't taste as good without a smoke, with healed tastebuds and a hightened sense of smell it will taste more accurate than ever!

Breathe deep, hug hard, live long,
John - The Gold Club
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Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:57

25 Oct 2002, 22:16 #12

If it's only been ten minutes since that last nicotine fix,
Those minutes can be the beginning of something beautiful!
Are the next few minutes doable? You bet they are!
And so are the ones that will follow! Baby steps!
There is never a better time than now!

Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:57

25 Jan 2003, 18:41 #13

"There are no loopholes in the law of addiction. The law of addiction simply states that administration of a drug to an addict will cause reestablishment of the dependence on the addictive substance. The day that you tossed your "last" cigarette away, you were placed "on probation" for the rest of your life. While it may seem harsh and unfair, to many, smoking is a crime punishable by death. Don't try to cheat the system just - NEVER TAKE ANOTHER PUFF!

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Joined: 16 Jan 2003, 08:00

15 Sep 2006, 23:50 #14

Freedom puts education above all else!

You may want to build a skyscraper but if you don't know how you can't!

None of us are stronger than nicotine but then nicotine has an I.Q. of zero!

Education is power!


Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:57

25 Nov 2008, 06:41 #15

NOW is a good time to quit.
You can do it!

Never Take Another Puff
- (Joel Spitzer's free PDF e-book)  

Freedom from Nicotine - The Journey Home
- (John Polito's free PDF e-book)

Nicotine Cessation Tips
- 8 pg pdf file
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